Pierce County Homes For Sale

Whether you’re in search of property along the St. Croix or Mississippi River, or would like to live in the Cheese Curd Capitol of the World, Ellsworth (or so it’s been called), you’ll find the perfect place for you when you browse our listings of homes for sale in Pierce County.

Median Home Price: $174,000

Pierce County

Recreation

There are plentiful recreational opportunities for those living in Pierce County. The County maintains four large parks and recreational areas including nature trails, forests, and water access. These beautiful spaces are perfect for camping, hiking, and exploring, with campgrounds, cabin rentals, boat rentals, educational resources and more. The county is also home to the Kinnickinnic State Park.

Shopping

Pierce County is filled with shops and merchants carrying everything and anything you could need. From fly fishing equipment to candy shops to apparel and antiques; there isn’t anything you can’t find here. Larger retail areas reside in River Falls and Ellsworth, with smaller boutiques and service shops found throughout the County. Plus, if you’re big on cheese curds, you’ll find the absolute best that Wisconsin has to offer in Ellsworth!

Dining

If you’re hungry, you’ll find a wide assortment of dining choices in Pierce County. From your typical chain restaurants like Green Mill and fast food stops like Culvers to unique eateries like the West Wind Supper Club in River Falls, you’ll find just about everything. If you’re craving something hearty, The West Wind serves up everything from bacon wrapped scallops to prime rib to Caribbean shrimp pizza. Looking for a great burger joint, stop by Dean’s Restaurant in Plum City.

Green/Environmental

Pierce County works to reduce excess energy and resource usage as well as provides extensive resources to residents and business. With comprehensive recycling programs and disposal sites, the County makes it easy for citizens to make environmentally friendly choices.

Transportation

Public transportation services are available to the residents of River Falls and the surrounding area through River Falls Rideshare. This program subsidized taxi rides throughout the city. There are also several specialized transportation programs for the elderly including the Senior Shopping Van Service in Ellsworth and Prescott, as well as volunteer door-to-door medical appointment transportation for residents 60 and older.

Local Government

The Pierce County Board of Supervisors is responsible for administrative and legislative oversight for all county policies, budgets, and operations. This board consists of 17 members, each representing a separate county district.

City History

Pierce County, named after President Franklin Pierce, was established on March 14, 1853 in the territory known at the time as Elizabeth Township. The transition from Township to County shifted the existing board of supervisors seamlessly from one to the other, and selected newly named Prescott as the county seat. Land speculation and immigration prompted steady growth in the early years, with many establishing farms. As the population continued to grow, the county seat was moved to a more central location – Ellsworth – where it sits today. With the addition of the railroad along with more farming, milling, and mining made the area a wonderful place to live. Today, Pierce County is still a fantastic place to call home, with just over 40,000 residents, beautiful landscape, and a thriving economy.

Pierce County